August 1, 2017

2017 Arizona Annual Survey Results ›

Arizona 2017 Annual Survey Results from Spring2017 survey of school staff including administrators, teachers, and support staff at schools partnering with Playworks to achieve safe and healthy play. Please click on image for PDF version.

June 8, 2017

Junior Coach Leadership Conference 2017 ›

On May 13, 2017, over 350 students gathered together at Loma Linda Elementary for the annual Junior Coach Leadership Conference. This was a huge turnout for Playworks Arizona and the largest conference to date! Over 40 schools were represented by students who were selected to become Junior Coaches based on their leadership skills, sense of…

June 5, 2017

Zito Students Get a View from the Top at U.H.C. ›

On May 23, the Junior Coaches of Zito Elementary were selected to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: a field trip to United Healthcare (U.H.C.), where they were exposed to daily office life as well as the many employees who they could look to as role models. As the students arrived by bus, they were…

June 1, 2017

Playworks Arizona Partners with Home Depot to Beautify Eliseo C. Felix ›

On April 29, Playworks teamed up with the Home Depot Foundation to make a difference in the lives of the students and staff of Eliseo C. Felix School in Goodyear, Arizona. Their mission was to beautify Eliseo C. Felix and turn their playground into a safe, inviting, and fun space for all to enjoy. Over…

May 25, 2017

T.J. Warner of Crockett Elementary Named Staff of the Month ›

TJ Warner of Crockett Elementary School is Playworks Arizona’s Staff Member of the Month. His dedication to his students shines every day as he strives to build rapport with each one. As a former Crockett Bear himself, he is a fan favorite out on the playground. You can catch him teaching students how to “train” their…

May 22, 2017

Playworks Announces Arizona Coach Mitzi Ortega 2017 Rookie of the Year ›

On Friday May 12th, Playworks presented Mitzi Ortega with the Rookie of the Year Award at its annual Get in the Game Gala in San Francisco. Mitzi, a first-year Playworks AmeriCorps coach, was recognized for her exceptional commitment to service. For the past year, Coach Mitzi has served as a full-time recess coach at Montebello School…

April 25, 2017

March Coach of the Month ›

Since the very beginning, Taylor has shined in each and every one of her responsibilities as a Playworks coach. Not only has her program consistently looked great all year, but it has continued to grow and improve even as we near the end of the year. Specifically, it’s important to highlight Taylor’s “Make It Stick”…

April 13, 2017

March Teacher of the Month ›

We are excited to announce Mrs. Rodriguez from Cordova School as our March Teacher of the Month! Mrs. Rodriguez works with students in the fourth grade English Language Learners program at Cordova. Her passion for her job is evident in the care she shows for her students. Recently, she planned a field trip for her students that required…

April 12, 2017

Playworks Arizona Celebrates Two Amazing Volunteers ›

We would like to recognize our two amazing senior volunteers during Volunteer Month for all that they do! We appreciate their ability to bring both their wisdom and life experiences into their volunteer work and know that their commitment is truly enriching the lives of our students. Q&A with Pat Connell In one word, how would…